Originally Posted by CrackerJack
U2's last CD stunk so bad after so many years of quality music, that I can't even bring myself to watch or listen to them for now - just depresses me to think about how cheesey they've become. :thumbdown I've been a huge fan for 16 years and it finally happened...they got old, cheesey and soft.
I could not agree more..."Bomb" doesn't begin to describe that album. With the exception of Rattle and Hum, I pretty much enjoyed everything they released up through "Pop". "All You Can'T Leave Behind" was OK, but didn't do much for me, but wasn't bad. "Atomic Bomb" is just awful--there are about 3 songs I fancy on that album, the rest is utter garbage.
Bono's been spending too much time trying to save the world and not enough focusing on what he does best--music. For me, Achtung baby was their high watermark. They may never hit that again, honestly.